Re: The Panic Button (version 2.0)
Its hard to wheel and deal, especially this early in the season. However, the wheels have fallen off the bus & IMO its time for Walt to do something. Homer's injury today could be the end for 2011. If he is DL bound we will have 1 starter with an ERA under 5. Thats the biggest issue for me. Yes several of the position players aren't hitting but the starting pitching is looking dire.
1) find a team that needs a catcher and trade Ramon (with Mes to the bigs)
2) move Alonso for a starter
3) find some servicable arm or two to bandaid the bleeding. even a Micah Owings type would help in the short term
Those are just off the top of my head suggestions. If the plan is Leake on friday, Volquez to replace Homer, continued offensive woes and the status quo then we will be big time sellers come July. As much as it pains to say it it may be time to think what we could get in return for Votto. IMO the time is now to fix the team for 2011.